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■ Confirm the connection method of the wireless connection on
the computer.
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Setup Procedures
Refer to the instructions for your Wireless LAN PC Card or Wireless LAN Converter to
confirm the connection method of the computer to the Access Point when using a
Wireless LAN PC Card or Wireless LAN Converter.
If using a Wireless LAN PC Card with the Windows XP operating system, connect to the
network using the Windows XP Wireless Network function.
Preparation
Procedure
1
Perform the necessary preparations and
confirmations for connections
Procedure
Wireless
Broadband Router
Quick Start Guide
Check
2
■ Configure the TCP/IP settings for the Wireless Network
connection on the computer.
Check
Check
Establish communications between a computer and
the Access Point
Before reading this guide, be sure to read the “Read This
First” supplement.
This guide describes the preparations and settings
required to connect to the Internet using the Wireless
Broadband Router.
Router Functions Setup
Procedure
4
Access Point factory default settings
Network Name (SSID):
The 6-character identifier printed on the label inside the rear
cover of the Wireless Unit
Encryption (WEP):
Disabled
Confirming the Network Name (SSID)
Check
Note
Remove the rear cover
by sliding it in the
direction of the arrow.
Computer Firewall Functions
PCWA-R1
PCWA-A320
Procedure
5
Configure the Router functions
Enabling the Windows XP “Internet Connection Firewall” function may prevent the
computer from being accessed externally (this function is disabled by default). This
function can prevent connection to your network when you change your Wireless
Broadband Router settings. If this happens, disable the “Internet Connection Firewall”
function, connect to the network, and then re-enable the function. Refer to Windows XP
Help for details (you can search from “Help and Support” on the “Start” menu).
Display the Access Point Setup Page
PCWA-AR300
Procedure
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Unpacking
Check
Note
6
Make sure that you take appropriate security measures when the “Internet Connection Firewall”
function is disabled.
When using personal firewall software provided standalone
or as part of anti-virus or network security software
Check
Configure the Access Point functions
Configure the Wireless Communication Settings
on the computer
Procedure
Check
When you unpack the unit, make sure that all the following are accounted for.
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• Wireless Unit
(Wireless LAN Access Point PCWA-A320)
Configure computer settings
Antivirus scanning and network security software sometimes includes a function called
a “personal firewall”, intended to prevent unauthorized access by other computers.
Depending on the software, the security level of this function may initially be set to a
high level. If this high security level setting is left enabled, other computers may be
unable to access your computer. This can cause problems such as not being able to
connect to the network when changing the Wireless Broadband Router settings. In this
event, lower the security level to allow the network connection. While the security level
is lowered, pay special attention to security. We highly recommend returning to the
original setting after setting up the Wireless Broadband Router. Refer to the software
instructions or Help for details.
Notes
Each procedure is preceded by a check box. Before proceeding to the next step,
confirm that you have completed all necessary tasks by ticking the box.
SSID
Configure the wireless communication settings on the computer, and then establish
communications between the computer and the Access Point.
Refer to the instructions for your Wireless LAN PC Card or Wireless LAN Converter for the
setting method.
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Check
Preparation
When you are done, verify that an IP address is assigned to the computer.
Although communication is possible from this state, for security reasons, be certain to
perform the subsequent procedures to change the factory default settings. Also refer to the
instructions for your Wireless LAN PC Card or Wireless LAN Converter.
Router Unit Setup
2
Check
Connect each unit and turn the power on
Procedure
4
* The Wireless Unit has Access Point functions.
Procedure
1
Check
Perform the necessary preparations
and confirmations for connections
Connect each unit as shown in the next figure, and turn the power on.
1 Use an Ethernet cable to connect the cable or DSL modem to the WAN connector of the
Router Unit.
2 Connect the Wireless Unit to a Wireless Unit/LAN connector.
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• Quick Start Guide (this manual)
• Limited Warranty
• Other documentation
Obtain the information required to make the computer
connections.
The procedure in this guide describes the connection process using the factory
default settings.
3 Connect the AC Adapter to the Router Unit, and turn the AC Adapter on.
4 Connect an end of the Ethernet cable to a LAN connector of the Router Unit.
5 Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your computer.
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Compatible browsers:
Note
Configure the browser’s proxy settings so that the IP address of the Router Unit (factory default 192.168.11.1)
bypasses the proxy server. Refer to “Case 1: Cannot display the Setup Page (error message appears)” in the
separate Troubleshooting Guide for details about bypassing the proxy server.
Hint
The Setup Page of this device is stored in the internal memory of the Router Unit.
The factory default settings of the Access Point function are:
Network Name (SSID):
The 6-character identifier printed on the label inside the rear
cover of the Wireless Unit
Encryption (WEP):
Disabled
1
2
Switch`
Before setting up the Broadband Router, perform the following.
1
Ethernet
cable
■ Set up the Wireless LAN PC Card or Wireless LAN Converter
Perform the required software installation and settings according to the instructions
provided with your Wireless LAN PC Card or Wireless LAN Converter to make it
operational.
Display the Router Unit Setup Page
Access the Access Point from a Web browser to display the Router Unit Setup Page.
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The Ethernet port of your computer is on its back panel.
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• In this manual, Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition and Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional are
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Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
Netscape 6.1 or later
There are two Wireless Unit/LAN connectors. Use either one.
• Troubleshooting Guide
Comments
• The Network Name (SSID) may also be called something like the “ESSID” or “Network ID”, depending on
the particular device.
• Encryption may also be called something like “encoding” or “security”, depending on the particular device.
• When using the Windows XP operating system with a Wireless LAN PC Card, on the “Start” menu, click
“Connect to” – “Wireless Network Connection”, and make the communications settings that affect
connection to the Access Point from the dialog box that appears.
If no “Wireless Network Connection” item can be found on the “Start” menu, on the “Start” menu click
“Control Panel” – “Network and Internet Connections” – “Network Connection”, and double-click
“Wireless Network Connection”.
• Pay appropriate attention to security issues.
• For questions about firewall functions, please contact your firewall software manufacturer.
Procedure
• Power cord
This ID is used as the
default Network Name
(SSID).
When using the Windows XP “Internet Connection Firewall”
function
Check
Access Point Functions Setup
• Read This First
Establish communications between
the computer and the Access Point
Use a straight-through or cross-over Ethernet cable.
Display the Router Unit Setup Page
Procedure
• AC Adapter
Check
This description assumes that the connection is
established with factory default settings.
z Hint
If you are using the Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall or another personal
firewall, you may need to change the security level setting. Refer to the Note below about
Computer Firewall Functions for details.
In this document, we refer to the Broadband Router Unit as the
Router Unit and to the Wireless LAN Access Point as the
Wireless Unit.
• Router Unit
(Broadband Router Unit PCWA-R1)
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■ Configure the computer firewall settings
The PCWA-AR300 consists of:
• Broadband Router Unit
• Wireless LAN Access Point
Procedure
■ Prepare the Ethernet cable to connect the Router Unit and
ADSL or cable modem.
Establish wireless connections
3
Establish wireless connections
Configure the TCP/IP settings on the computer as follows.
• IP address setting: Select “Obtain an IP address automatically”.
• DNS setting: Select “Disable DNS” in the Windows Me operating system.
Select “Obtain a DNS server address automatically” in the Windows 2000
and Windows XP operating systems.
Connect each unit and turn the power on
Procedure
When you turn the power on, confirm that the Status indicators on the Wireless Unit and
Router Unit change as follows before proceeding to Procedure 3.
Wireless Unit: Changes from a quickly flashing white light to a slowly flashing one.
Router Unit: Change from flashing white light to a steadily lit one.
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4
Use either connector.
Enter http://192.168.11.1 in the Address field, and press the Enter key.
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Hint
The IP address 192.168.11.1 is the Router Unit
factory default. If the Router’s IP address has
been changed, contact your network
administrator.
3
Internet
Launch the Web browser.
5
Cable modem or DSL modem
Continued on next page
• Connection with a cable modem
The Router Unit Setup Page appears.
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Hints
• The Router Unit Setup Page provides both an
Easy Setup and an Advanced Setup.
We recommend performing the Easy Setup if
you are unfamiliar with networks.
• The Router Unit functions as a NAT router.
• When making PPPoE connections to a service
provider with a DSL modem, or when using a
cable modem, all the required settings can
usually be performed with Easy Setup.
or
displays Help.
• Clicking
5
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Configure the Router functions
4
Check that the settings are correct, and click “Execute Setup”.
1 When finished making settings, click “Next”.
The Setup Confirmation window appears.
2 Check that the settings are correct, and click “Execute Setup”.
When satisfied with the displayed
settings, click here.
Procedure
7
Check
Configure the Access Point functions
If you want to modify the settings, click here to return to the previous window.
The Setup Completed window appears.
Check that the settings are correct, and click “Execute Setup”
The wireless functions are set in the Wireless Unit. The basic wireless connection settings are
described here. For details about the settings, refer to Help the Access Point Setup Page.
1 When finished making settings, click “Next”.
1
Specific information required to establish an Internet connection is
normally provided by your Internet service provider when making the
service contract. You may have to refer to this information when setting up
the connection, so have the information at hand.
1
3
The Access Point Setup page appears.
Hint
Select from the following depending on the connection method specified by your provider.
• When connecting by DHCP (having an IP address assigned to the computer automatically), select
“Obtain an IP address automatically”. In this case, please confirm the DHCP client ID (in cases where
it is particularly specified).
• When connecting by a fixed IP address (manually assigning the computer IP address), select “Use the
following IP address”. In this case, enter the IP address for your computer specified by your provider.
Check
Configure the Router functions of the Router Unit.
The basic settings to connect to the Internet are described here. For details about the settings,
refer to Help on the Router Unit Setup Page.
• If multiple Access Points are found, verify the
Access Point to configure by the MAC address
printed on the label inside the rear cover of the
Wireless Unit.
• If no Access Points are found, click “Refresh”.
• If there are several Access Points and you do
not know which one to select, consult your
network administrator.
Referring to your provider’s information,
select “Obtain an IP address automatically”,
or select “Use the following IP address” and
enter the information specified by your
provider.
The following procedures describe the setup process using “Easy Setup”.
Procedure
2 Select the Access Point to configure, and click the “Access Point Setup” button.
Click “Easy Setup”.
Click “Easy Setup”.
3 Close the Web browser.
Note
The Setup Confirmation window appears.
When you change the wireless settings, the connection to the Access Point is servered. After performing
Procedure 7, make sure that you perform Procedure 8 to reestablish the connection.
2 Check that the settings are correct, and click “Execute Setup”.
The Easy Setup page appears.
2
To display Help, click
Access Point Setup Page.
Move this slider to check the
settings.
The Easy Setup page appears.
2
Refer to Help for details about Wireless Broadband
Router settings.
Configure settings.
Make basic settings.
When satisfied with the displayed
settings, click here.
Enter a DNS server address if necessary.
The DNS server address setting is determined by your Internet service provider.
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2
3
Configure the Wireless Communication
Settings on the computer
Procedure
8
Access Point Function Setup
Procedure
6
1 Enter the Network Name (SSID).
The Network Name (SSID) is an ID that serves to identify the wireless network. You should enter
up to 32 characters. Permissible characters are letters, numbers, and symbols.
Check
Display the Access Point Setup Page
Note
Configure your WAN settings (for connection to the Internet).
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1 Click “Scan”.
Encryption (WEP) encodes wireless communications and prevents unauthorized access to the network.
The “Encryption Key” is the password required for WEP communications on an encrypted network.
The entry field to use depends on your Internet service provider, so refer to the information
supplied from your provider to make this entry.
3 Select “Key Length”.
Note
Your Internet service provider may not permit the connection of the DSL or cable modem to a router. Please
refer to the clauses of your service contract.
• PPPoE connection with a DSL modem
Move the slider to display the hidden
part of the window.
Check
Configure computer settings
Configure the wireless communication settings on the computer used for the setup to match
the Access Point settings.
We recommend that you note the Network Name (SSID).
2 Set “Encryption (WEP)” to “Enable”.
3
4 Enter the encryption key, and re-enter it again at “WEP Key (confirmation)”
If you select “40-bit” for the “Key Length”, enter up to five letters, numbers and symbols. If you
select “104-bit” for the “Key Length”, enter up to 13 letters, numbers and symbols.
Note
We recommend that you note the Encryption Key.
Configure the Network Name (SSID) and Encryption (WEP) wireless
communication settings on the computer to match those set in Procedure 7.
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Hint
Refer to the instructions of your Wireless LAN PC Card or Wireless LAN Converter for the setting method.
This completes the configuration.
Refer to the Read This First supplement for the following
information:
• Installation
Access Points are searched for, and any discovered Access Points are displayed in the list.
• Ethernet cable connection method
• Reset to factory defaults
Select “Connect using DSL (PPPoE)”,
and enter your account information.
Move this slider to view the hidden
part of the window.
on the Router Unit Setup Page or the
4
If you want to modify the settings, click here to return to the previous window.
Refer to the information supplied
from your provider to make these
entries.
or
• Factory default settings
• Status Indicator indications
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